July, 2018

Accuracy and Trust in Machine Learning

Eric D. Brown

A few weeks ago, I wrote about machine learning risks where I described four ‘buckets’ of risk that needed to be understood and mitigated when you have machine learning initiatives.

Seeking Magic Moments – Why It’s Time to Tune Up Your Digital Experience Stack

Forrester IT

The legendary R&B singer and songwriter Ben E. King got it so right in the Drifters 1960 recording of “This Magic Moment.” The song is timeless because it tells a classic tale of a first kiss. And also captures a moment in time in words and song that reminds us of the power of storytelling, […].

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6 must-have skills of modern web application developers

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Web application development is quickly becoming more complex. It requires an ever-increasing, and ever-evolving skill-set. What skills must modern web application developers now possess? We explore the top 6 in this article.

3 surprise cloud trends for 2019—you heard them here first

David Linthicum

The predictions about 2019 and 2020 cloud computing are starting to come out, and I don’t see anything that isn’t already obvious. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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Smart Cities Cybersecurity Challenge

CTOvision

Smart Cities will become a full-scale cyber war battleground unless Congress mandates cybersecurity. The biggest danger in Smart Cities is the assumption that IoT sensors communicating over a 5G fabric to Machine Learning and Blockchain systems will be safe from cyberattacks. To the contrary Smart Cities suffer from all the cyber vulnerabilities we have today [.]. Big Data and Analytics Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Cyber War Government Cyberwar smart city

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Could Budget Sweeps Fix Your Cybersecurity Problem?

Cloud Musings

A recent roundtable discussion in Washington, DC with Federal IT and Cyber leaders focused on the business drivers, challenges and evolving strategies around cybersecurity in government.

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Making Journey Maps Useful: CX Measurement Edition

Forrester IT

Of course you should use journey maps to define CX metrics — it’s the only way to define outside-in CX metrics that: Capture important pain or peak points. Measure the right CX drivers. Align operational metrics with customers’ expectations (e.g., how you measure delivery times).

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Who Will Buy your Emerging Software Company?

The Investing Edge

As entrepreneurs who have been through the fund raising process know, this question is one they should be prepared for when speaking with potential venture investors.

How to get real value from big data in the cloud

David Linthicum

According to a recent report from IDC, “worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from nearly $122 billion in 2015 to more than $187 billion in 2019, an increase of more than 50 percent over the five-year forecast period.” Anyone in enterprise IT already knows that big data is a big deal.

Datatribe: a new kind of startup studio

CTOvision

Datatribe is unique. It seems like a VC firm, it makes investments. But it is run more like a company focused on building businesses. It also seems like a startup accelerator/incubator, providing leadership advice, space and assistance to startups that it invests in. But it is far more than that.

Cloud Migration Best Practice: Classifying Your Data

Cloud Musings

In my first post of this series, “CloudMigration Part One: An Overview,” I provided a high-level summary of how enterprises should migrate applications to the cloud.

CIOs Learn To Deal With Quantum Computers

The Accidental Successful CIO

Quantum Computers have almost arrived, now what? Image Credit: Steve Jurvetson. So just exactly what does any of us know about the field of quantum mechanics?

The Future Is Here: Want A Ride In A 3D-Printed Autonomous Shuttle?

Forrester IT

I’m posting this just as our New Tech & Innovation Forum in Boston gets underway. Hundreds of attendees from client organizations, startups, and event sponsors are gathering for a day-and-a-half of content about emerging technologies. Quantum computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain.

Strategies for Securing Nonprofit Networks

Doctor Chaos

Nonprofits often think about how to attract more volunteers or achieve a greater reach with their fundraising initiatives. However, getting targeted by cybercriminals is a possibility that may not come up for discussion.

Be smart about edge computing and cloud computing

David Linthicum

I hear it every day now: “We’re moving beyond cloud computing to edge computing.” Pretty hypey, and not at all logical. Edge computing is a handy trick. It’s the ability to place processing and data retention at a system that’s closer to the target system it’s collecting data for as well as to provide autonomous processing. What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. Also: InfoWorld’s David Linthicum explains what exactly is edge computing. ].

Atlassian: The tools every developer team wants badly

CTOvision

Atlassian is focused like a laser beam on unleashing the potential of every team. Their collaboration software helps teams organize, discuss and complete shared work.

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Skills Gulf Is Cloud’s Biggest Peril

Cloud Musings

Ian Moyse , Cloud Industry Thought Leader & Cloud Sales Director at Natterbox Cloud is undoubtedly the driver of the new tech economy.

Digital Maturity or Digital Transformation?

Eric D. Brown

Everyone’s working on digital transformation projects. Much like ‘big data’ or ‘machine learning’, digital transformation is a phrase that you hear every day across just about every organization.

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Advanced Digital Businesses Are Winning With Tech-Driven Business Innovation

Forrester IT

Those that don’t keep up with the rapidly changing pace of technology will cease to be competitive and get left behind. The most advanced enterprises have common threads.

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AI and Machine Learning for the Masses

Doctor Chaos

On this episode of the Dr. Chaos podcast, we have an expert presenting how AI and Machine learning work. The difference here is this presentation is for the masses, for the IT guy, for the network engineer, and for the C-Level executives. You don’t need to be a data scientist today.

Why high-performance computing has moved to the cloud

David Linthicum

Two leading analysts’ reports , from Intersect360 Research and Hyperion Research, show the high-performance computing market has reached an inflection point. The cloud segment includes Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Google. Intersect360 says high-performance cloud spending by high-performance computing customers grew by 44 percent from 2016 to 2017, to about $1.1

Blockchain in Plain English

CTOvision

We hear a lot about Blockchain these days, but how many people know what it's really about? In an attempt to make this definition as simple as possible, blockchain automates trust. It’s a software architecture that allows non-trusting parties to record transactions without requiring a trusted governing authority. In other words, it does away with [.]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO News

Cloud Migration Part One: An Overview

Cloud Musings

Cloud Migration Part One: An Overview Business is all about efficiency and effectiveness. In today’s world, however, those twin goals almost always lead to cloud migration.

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What is Data Governance? Data practices that address risk and drive opportunities

Social, Agile and Transformation

I don't like the term 'data governance'. People - and especially leaders don't know what it means and often put up mental walls whenever they hear the word 'governance'. Governance is bureaucratic. It slows organizations down and creates tension. Why would anyone want to back a governance initiative especially one tied to data? But anyone leading data efforts knows data governance is a long. big data cio data management data scientist security

Five Myths Of Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

Since I first wrote about digital transformation back at the end of 2012, the term has become wildly overhyped.

Tips on Cybersecurity : How to Protect your Computer

Doctor Chaos

Computers enable us to access millions of information on our fingertips and while it is a useful tool for communication and gathering data, it can be a double-edged sword.

No blank checks: The value of cloud cost governance

David Linthicum

How much does you’re public cloud cost month to month? If you don’t know, you’re hardly alone. Most people in IT don’t have a good understand of what a public cloud service costs per month. Most wait to find out what the bill says rather than proactively monitor cloud consumption, much less have cloud cost governance in place. Even if your financial budgeting model can handle uncertain costs, not knowing what you’re spending has a downside.

VArmour: Making microsegmentation work for enterprise missions

CTOvision

vArmour is a data center and cloud security company that delivers agentless security services to auto-discover app communications, optimize policy modeling, and protect critical apps across multi-clouds. Our view: if you are in a cloud transition (and isn't everyone?)

A Personal Technology for Good Redux: Call for Code

Cloud Musings

In 2013 I had the opportunity to manage a $2M demonstration of how cloud computing could be used to support natural disasters.

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How Can CIOs Help Their Company Modify Its Products For Unique Customers?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Some customers require the company to change its products Image Credit: 10ch. A CIOs focus is more often than not on the internal workings of the company. We spend our time using the importance of information technology to try to figure out how more things within the company can be automated or how we can keep the bad guys out. However, in this day and age in which we are living, there is a new role that is being thrust upon the person with the CIO job.

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